All visitors to the shelter should report to the shelter office on arrival.
There are opportunities for volunteers to assist with the work at the shelter. More details are provided further down this webpage.
Opening hours at the animal shelter are:
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday, Sunday 10am to 12 noon
Closed Public Holidays
Upcoming closures :
The Wingecarribee Animal Shelter is planned to be closed on the following dates (to coincide with Resource Recovery Centre closures):
Wingecarribee Animal Shelter
Telephone: (02) 4868-1520
Location: 177 Berrima Road (Resource Recovery Centre), Moss Vale
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Here at the shelter we have a large number of committed volunteers.
Some attend weekly to either walk the dogs and/ or socialise with the cats and kittens. Others volunteer their time when and where they can.
Volunteer Roles at the shelter:
Our dog walkers attend the shelter from 8.30am- 9.30/10am depending on the number of dogs and volunteers on the day.
Dog walkers are welcome 7 days a week at this time, except public holidays/ days the shelter is closed to the public. We provide vests, dog treats, harnesses, toys and leads- and assess what dogs suit each volunteer.
Cat cuddling happens from 10.30am-3pm, Mon- Fri and 10am-12noon Saturday and Sunday. Closed public holidays/ days the shelter is closed to the public. This includes socialising with kittens and cats. It is just as important for cats to be comfortable with new people as it is for the dogs. The volunteers offer great experiences and enrichment for the animals. This assists the animals become more adoptable. Cat treats and toys are available for volunteers to use while in the cattery.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter please call (02) 4868 1520.
All impounded animals are held for the statutory periods:
|Impound Fee Dog & Cat - First Release
|Impound Fee Dog & Cat - Second or subsequent occasion
|Maintenance charge for dogs (per day)
|Maintenance charge for cats (per day)
|Surrender of Dog
|Surrender & euthanasia of dangerous/aggressive dog
|Surrender of Cat
|Veterinary costs to maintain health & welfare of impounded dog/cat (as required)
Wingecarribee Animal Shelter is operated on a philosophy of minimal euthanasia. This means giving every companion animal that arrives at the Shelter good care and the opportunity when it is viable to be re-homed without the threat of being subject to arbitrary euthanasia after the minimum holding period.